ASEC News & Reflections

ASEC is serving sisters in 10 sub-Saharan African countries, providing access to educational opportunities. There is much to celebrate regarding the work of ASEC and the impact of sisters who are benefiting from our programs. We encourage our staff, sisters in the program, and friends of ASEC to contribute their own news and success stories. Below you will find impactful stories and reflections written in their own words.

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The involvement of religious in social activities help to influence vocations and empower youth in becoming strong leaders of tomorrow.

Developing Nations on the Shoulders of Youth

last month: [Tanzania] In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the founding of Corpus Christi parish (Mwili na Damu Azizi ya Yesu) in Morogoro, Tanzania, the church hosted an International Youth Day celebration in conjunction with the International Youth Day held annually throughout the world on August 12.

Life has transformed in shops, farms and workshops since students joined the workforce early.

The positive impact of school boycotts for the youth of Cameroon

last month: [Cameroon] Because of the school strike in Cameroon, many students have entered the workforce at an early age. This has had both positive and negative impacts on the the trade and fashion industries. One thing is for sure, things will never be the same because of it.

Sisterhood is a special, 7-part series which gives viewers an exclusive look into the daily lives of these remarkable women betrothed to Christ. The project was possible due support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and a partnership between Salt and Light and Loyola University New Orleans. Watch the documentary at saltandlighttv.org/sisterhood

"Sisterhood" documentary series profiles women religious around the world

last month: [none] Sisterhood is a video documentary series profiling seven congregations of women religious around the world and their mission, ministry, communities and charisms. Available to watch now on Salt + Light Media's website.

Group of Catholic justice and peace makers' children with their leaders, Catholic sisters and a priest at Dar es Salaam Cathedral area. The group is about to leave for mission activities (to evangelize) in Zanzibar Island (June 2017)

The Impact of Drug Abuse in Developing Countries

2 months ago: [Tanzania] On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Sr. Maria shares her thoughts on eliminating these problems and increasing economic development in Tanzania.

Teachers demonstrate care and love to children while they are at school.

Education is the key to eradicating poverty in Africa

4 months ago: [Tanzania] In this reflection of the International day of Family, Sr. Veronika discusses how providing high quality education from the family level to higher institutions can eliminate poverty in African societies.

Mrs. Maida Waziri, the VOWET President giving a speech during the Women's Day at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Striving for Women's Equality in Tanzania

6 months ago: [Tanzania] International Women's Day celebrated in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania #BeBoldForChange

10 Interesting Facts about Forests and Trees in Africa: International Day of Forestry

10 Interesting Facts about Forests and Trees in Africa: International Day of Forestry

6 months ago: [Zambia] Discussion of 10 interesting facts about forests and trees in Africa in celebration of the International Day of Forests, March 21.

Cutting down trees for chacoal and other uses leaves a big impact to the environment, climate change, and carbon emissions.

International Day of Forests 2017: What Zambia is doing to combat deforestation

6 months ago: [Zambia] Sr. Juliana reflects on the importance of forests in Zambia and what we can do to protect them through education and awareness.

Sr. Maria Telesphora (COLU), ASEC Coordinator – Tanzania poses with children in Sumbawanga.

Giving Children a Voice for the World Day of Social Justice

6 months ago: [Tanzania] “The voice to justice, to be loved and have peace in mind and body” in reflection to the Tanzanian Superiors' Seminar on Child Protection held from 17th to 18th February 2017

ASEC Celebrates International Women's Day with story from Uganda

ASEC Celebrates International Women's Day with story from Uganda

6 months ago: [Uganda] On International Women's Day (IWD), ASEC would like to acknowledge what Catholic sisters in Uganda are doing to reduce domestic violence and empower young women and girls at their annual Princess Conference.

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